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Rob Tucker
Kama'aina

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Posted - 08/14/2019 :  15:18:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy in Honolulu, the veteran cosmologist, Brent Tully, has been meticulously charting the large-scale structure of the universe. In July, after more than three decades of work, he and his collaborators released the latest fruits of this labor: the most complete view ever created of our place in space.

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/master-plan-universe-revealed-new-galaxy-maps-ncna1040936


TomK
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USA
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Posted - 08/14/2019 :  20:50:14  Show Profile  Visit TomK's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rob. Brent was behind the research that discovered the Laniakea Super Cluster, the massive group of galaxies, including our own, that huddle together in a relatively small region of the observable universe. In Hawaiian, Laniakea means "immeasurable heaven".

https://youtu.be/rENyyRwxpHo

PS. To be fair, HOTPE also mentioned this on the MK discovery thread a couple of days ago:

http://www.punaweb.org/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22533&whichpage=57

Edited by - TomK on 08/14/2019 22:19:37
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